Voice of Fashion: 79 Turn-of-the-Century Patterns with Instructions and Fashion Plates / Edition 1

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The Voice of Fashion contains a comprehensive selection of women's styles from rare originals of 14 magazines published from 1900 through 1906. During this period the feminine S-curved silhouette was translated into luxurious formal gowns, beautifully tailored suits, and practical home and sports wear. Whether elaborate or simple, many garments were custom made and distinctively trimmed.

The 79 patterns in this book include afternoon, evening, ball, and wedding gowns; home and maternity wear; suits and blouses for day and business; lingerie; outer coats; and outfits for riding, golf, and other sports. Each pattern has a fashion plate, plus instructions for drafting and assembly. Additional fashion columns and plates supplement the information on fabrics, trims, and construction. A substantial glossary explains period fabric names and dressmaking terms.

The patterns may be enlarged either by projection, or by drafting with the Diamond Cutting System used with the original magazines. The Diamond Cutting System is a patent drafting system requiring special rulers that eliminate arithmetic. It enables sewers with no drafting or design training to enlarge the patterns to an individual's unique measurements. Because the system is as accurate and easy to use as ever, a full set of rulers is provided in this book. Clear, step-by-step instructions are given for both drafting and projection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963651723
  • Publisher: Lavolta Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 463
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 11.09 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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